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Can You Manage a Low Protein Diet for PKD With Stage 4

2013-06-09 15:03

Can You Manage a Low Protein Diet for PKD With Stage 4In Stage 4, PKD has developed into an advanced kidney damage, when Diet plays an important to manage the kidney condition. A low protein diet is suggested for patients with PKD stage4. A low diet not only means that patients take a small amount of protein food, but also indicates patients should take necessary protein to maintain the normal running of the body.

PKD Stage 4

PKD Stage 4 means a severe kidney damage in which GFR ranges from 15~29 and generally, there are 10%~30% kidney function left. Due to the kidney function decline, patients may suffer from fatigue, swelling, high blood pressure, anemia and frequent urination and heart problem etc. Thereby, it is important to take a specific diet and medical treatment as soon as possible.

How to manage a low protein diet for PKD Stage4?

When protein foods are absorbed by your body, some of them will be used as nutrition while some others will be broken down as waste products. The waste products will raise the load to damaged kidneys. Thereby, it is necessary for patients to take a proper protein diet.

Actually, the exact amount of protein intake can be figured out according to your kidney disease stage and weight.

How much protein you should take

= 0.8gX(body weight/Kg)/day (If you are in Stage 1~2)

= 0.6gX(body weight/Kg)/day (If you are in Stage 3~5)

For example, if you are in Stage 4 and weigh as 65kg, it means that your protein intake should be 0.6X65=39g/day.

You can consult your doctor or our online renal dietitian to arrange your protein intake into daily 3 meals. Here are a example for Low Protein Diet Arrange for your information.

Breakfast 1 piece bread (4g) + half egg (3.5g)+1 fruit
Lunch 1 bowl of rice+ 75g lean meat(10.5g)+ 250g vegetables
Supper 1 bowl of rice+ 75g lean meat(10.5g)+ 250g vegetables+1 fruit
Total Protein 36.5g

This is just a general example and you are suggested to take a personal low protein diet which takes your local diet recipe and your own personal medical condition. If you need the low protein diet management for your own condition, you can leave a message below or email to kidneyask@hotmail.com. And we are glad to find a diet list for you within 48 hours.

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